The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.
We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.
The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.
Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Vaughan Williams Hodie and Magnificat on December 4; Professional Choir of MAPC “Music for Holy Week: Works of Bach & Schütz” on April 9; and the Saint Andrew Chorale’s performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt on May 21, may also be purchased online using a credit card.
Margaret Mills, piano
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
Jeffrey Ellenberger, violin; Patricia Edens, cello
In a program which honors American composer Amy Beach on her 150th birthday, pianist Margaret Mills and friends will perform works for solo piano, songs, and her brilliant Piano Trio, Op.150. Seldom heard, her songs use texts from Shakespeare, Victor Hugo and Robert Browning.
Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Amy Beach at 150
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church •
Saint Andrew Music Society
"A Handel Benefit Reception: Israel in Egypt Preview"
Jorge Àvila, violin
Marc Molomot, tenor
Andrew Henderson, piano
Tickets: $150 ($125 tax-deductible)
Handel’s Israel in Egypt, one of Handel’s most beloved oratorios for chorus, soloists and orchestra, is a monumental undertaking to prepare and perform. Join us for an intimate evening of light hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne to hear Handel chamber works, airs and duets from the oratorio in a private home on the Upper East Side. The proceeds from the evening will assist us in the significant costs of mounting this performance. Space is limited to 35 patrons!
Tickets may be purchased below:
A Handel Benefit Reception: Israel in Egypt Preview
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Professional Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Saint Andrew Orchestra
Andrew Henderson, conductor
MAPC’s professional octet of soloists will be joined by guest professional singers in a performance of Bach’s sublime motet, Jesu, meine Freude, and the poignant Die Sieben Worte ("Seven Last Words of Christ") by Heinrich Schütz. Evocative motets written by extended members of the Bach Family: Johann Christoph Bach and Johann Ludwig Bach will round out the program.
Admission to Saint Andrew Music Society choral concerts is: $30 ($25 Students/Seniors 62+). Tickets may be purchased in advance (see below) before 1 pm on the day of the concert, or at the door.
Choral subscription tickets are also available for all 3 Saint Andrew Music Society choral concerts this season - at a discount (see below)!
Music for Holy Week: Works by Bach & Schütz
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